Baseball Terms: Brush up on your acronyms!

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Whether you watch on television or head down to Citizens Bank Park, you will see these terms referenced throughout the game:

HR: Home Run

HBP: Hit By Pitch

K: Struck Out Swinging

>|: Struck Out Looking

BB: Walk

IBB: Intentional Walk

RISP: Runners In Scoring Position
(man on second base or third base)

WHIP: Walks and Hits Per Inning

RBI: Runs Batted In

AB: At-Bat
(When a batter reaches base via fielder's choice, hit, error, or put out on a non-sacrifice)

OBP: On-Base Percentage
(How often a batter reaches base)

SLG: Slugging Percentage
(Measures batting productivity of a hitter)

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